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A Better Life by Craig Hamilton with Will Swanton


"A Better Life"
by Craig Hamilton with
Will Swanton
Released July 2nd 2012
Read extracts from
Craig's new book


Broken Open by Craig Hamilton with Neil Jameson


"Broken Open"
by Craig Hamilton with
Neil Jameson.
Read extracts from
Craig's book

Craig Hamilton - Biography

Craig started his career as a broadcaster with ABC Radio in 1994.

Since then he has covered Rugby League, Rugby Union and cricket at international level as a commentator.

Craig is probably best known as a member of the "Grandstand" Rugby League commentary and has worked on the past 17 Grand Finals, State of Origin series and a number of Test Matches.

Craig was born and raised in the Hunter Valley town of Singleton and spent 16 years working as an underground coalminer in the Newcastle area before embarking on a radio career fulltime in 1999.

In 1991 Craig represented the Newcastle and NSW Country cricket teams, and played against the touring Sri Lankan team.

In the year 2000, on the eve of the Sydney Olympic Games where he had been assigned to work as a broadcaster, Craig experienced a psychotic episode and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.

He spent 12 days in hospital and, since his recovery, has become one of Australia's most high profile speakers on Mental Health and Lifestyle.

In 2004 Random House released his highly acclaimed memoir "Broken Open" which gives a very personal account of living with Bipolar Disorder.

In July 2012, Allen and Unwin will release his second book "A Better Life"

Craig is now a much sought after motivational speaker around Australia who tells what it's like to battle a serious illness.

In sharing his story and experiences he offers hope to others.